The Week: 7th – 13th November

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The spring flowers turn into a carpet of petals on hot, sunny Saturday afternoon at the end of a long, sad week.

Before I start my rant (links to non-rant posts can be found at the end):

On a less upsetting note… arriving home on a hot, sunny afternoon yesterday, a family of four magpies – two parents and two babies – were waiting at the door! I took the first picture from the car, and they were all staring at the door and waiting for someone to come out of it.

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How sad (and yet significant) that the same day I found out one of my family members in Ukraine, a woman who was housing around ten refugees from the Russian invasion in a tiny village house with no running water, died was the day a fascist, pro-Russian, self-confessed sex offender was elected ruler of the world.

The woman who died, Pani (Mrs) Anna, is on the left below (on a pre-invasion visit in 2011 with me, and two other family members – Pani Maria and Pani Katerina – who are both now also quite sick). The reason they have scarves on is because Russia forced them to become Orthodox.

She was born in a Ukraine occupied by another country, and she died in one, too. She was an amazing, kind woman who remembered my grandmother as a teen she looked up to back when she was a little girl. It breaks my heart to know she died in such uncertain circumstances.

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Another picture from the same day (I truly do have many others from other days over the years!).:

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A few months ago security experts the world over warned that a Donald Trump presidency would be the single most dangerous world event in living memory – and look what happened. We have already regressed to a point that not only can you now be a Putinist and a known sex offender and still win an election over one of us yucky women, but you can brag about it and get away with it.

Even in Australia – the day he won – men here were doing vulgar gestures and filling bars with chants of ‘Grab her by the pussy!’.

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It is no different to the situation in Australia when we had our first female leader and the entire nation united in their hatred of her:

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It isn’t normal. It is just NOT NORMAL for the world’s reaction to a US election to be abject terror.

Russia won again.

Ireland’s reaction, for example: ‘America has just elected a fascist – I am absolutely frightened. How are we supposed to deal with this monster who has just been elected president?’:

 

I guess we’re all going to need “the luck of the Irish” to get through this. 😦 😦

Day 1 in Trump’s America

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My review of Cowboy Creek Christmas: Mistletoe Reunion\Mistletoe Bride by Cheryl St.John and Sherri Shackelford

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My review of The Governess Was Wanton (Governess #2) by Julia Kelly

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YA Drama

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Cover Love

Wait by A.L. Jackson

You Had Me at Christmas

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Make It in Denim!

Make It in Denim by Hazel Todhunter

I was going to take a week or two off this blog…

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